Denying climate change should be out of bounds

By | Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director

This week, the Oregon Legislature’s Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction gave climate deniers a platform to deny basic science. 

Wrong Choice on Endangered Species

By | Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

We’re losing species at alarming rates and we’re not sufficiently protecting their habitats. Yet despit this, Trump administration has proposed new rules to weaken the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. law aimed at preventing extinction and helping species recover.

Youth leading the way on polystyrene bans

By | John Ammondson
Fellow

As the fight to protect our oceans and wildlife from plastic pollution gains steam and bans on polystyrene and other unnecessary sources of plastic pollution become more widespread, it’s inspiring and refreshing to see so many young people take the lead on protecting our planet.

This summer, Environment Oregon has been talking to people across the greater Portland area about our “Charge Ahead, TriMet” campaign, calling on TriMet to accelerate the integration of electric buses into our transit fleets as a key strategy to achieve reductions in pollution from the transportation sector to protect public health and tackle climate change. We are excited to report that our "Bus Line Business Coalition for Electric Buses" just hit 100 businesses.

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